Meaning of GRATE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ greɪt ]

( grates, grating, grated)


A grate is a framework of metal bars in a fireplace, which holds the coal or wood.

A wood fire burned in the grate.



If you grate food such as cheese or carrots, you rub it over a metal tool called a grater so that the food is cut into very small pieces.

Grate the cheese into a mixing bowl.

...grated carrot.

VERB : V n , V-ed


When something grates , it rubs against something else making a harsh, unpleasant sound.

His chair grated as he got to his feet...

The gun barrel grated against the floor.

VERB : V , V against/on n


If something such as someone’s behaviour grates on you or grates , it makes you feel annoyed.

His manner always grated on me...

What truly grates is the painful banter.

VERB : V on n , V


see also grating

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